Prof. Emeritus Mischa Schwartz Receives Prestigious Education Award from IEEE

The IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB) Vice President’s Recognition Award is reserved for very special situations when an individual is recognized for significant, high-impact and enduring contributions to electrical engineering or computer engineering education.  Prof. Schwartz was selected for the award in 2009 due to his outstanding contributions to electrical engineering education, theory, and practice in the fields of communications, signal processing, and networking.

The award highlighted a large number of Prof. Schwartz's achievements. They include his contributions at the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn and at Columbia University (including the founding of the Center for Telecommunications Research); his research on coincidence detection and
sequential detection; his research on computer networks, performance analysis, and queuing theory; his contribution to standards for networks with the CCITT, CCIR, ISO, and NRC; and his widely used and popular textbooks, most notably the classic text "Information Transmission, Modulation, and Noise" (1st edition 1959).


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